Made some progress the past couple of days. Started building the cabinet for the right side of the saw. I had two drawers that were intended for another project, but they were the wrong size so I’m using them here. I built the cabinet to fit the drawers and added a smaller top drawer. No drawer slides yet…Gotta go buy those still. I was amazed (not in a good way) at the prices for the full extension slides. Once I started adding them up, I had a little sticker shock. But I gues...
Was going to post this to a forum but did not know which one… Next weekend is the Woodworking Show at the expo center in Chantilly Virginia (or Dulles if you wish) just wondering if their are others planning to go. Due to some other weekend plans, I am only going to be able to make it on Friday but plan to get as much out of it as possible. For those that are not familiar with it. See more information at their website.. www.thewoodworkingshows.comI have gone the last two years and ither...
Its been about 21 days since the ole heart about gave out on me and I thought it would be good to give a small thanks to the ICU nurses that helped in the healing process.As some of you may know after open heart surgery its a booger to get around….but I been taking it easy and doing a little carving.I need to make 4 spoons, I am working on the third spoon now…...I thought adding a single heart to signify my personal thank you for helping heal my heart.I hope its not to cheesie,Tha...
I appreciate the replys to my blog and intro. It’s a pleasure to hear from ya’ll and take in your advice, which I will certainly use. I’ll be working on my LJ page here and plan to have my workshop uploaded this weekend. I am a former active duty Marine and now follow my wife who is still on active duty in the Army. That means that my shop has to stay lean and mobile since I move it every 3 years and right now it is located in our 12 by 20 garage here at Fort Stewart. ...
I was just reading the ingredient label on a box of Tylenol. I noticed it contains carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, shellac, and powdered cellulose not to mention some starch and aluminum lake blue coloring and glycol. That got me to thinking (yeah, I know my thinking is questionable) but powdered cellulose is wood fiber, i.e. saw dust. A little shellac mixed with sawdust, some wax and glycol… the titanium dioxide is the pigment for white paint and the aluminum lake is a nice shade ...
The first time I saw this site a man named Joel Tille was working on a Wiconsin Furniture Tilt Top Table. The article said it didn’t sell at auction. I was wondering why? And, was there a minimum bid that was not met. I am curious because I have one of these tables. I also have the six chairs, ten leaves, and a matching buffet. My aunt bought the dinning room set for my grandmother in the early ‘50’s. It is the only table I remember sitting at when we went to grand...
So I’ve decided I’m building a tansu-styled cabinet (specifically the step or kaidan tansu style) for my lovely lady. I’ll be documenting the entire process on here until it’s done. Once it’s done, the nearest xmas or her birthday (march 8th) will become the ‘occasion’ for this gift. I like that deadline.
This is the last blog on my Media Center Project as taken from Woodsmith Magazine late last year (with a few changes) I’m still waiting on some back ordered hinges from Rockler. I wanted to get this into the house for the Super Bowl but I guess March Madness will do. Wifey not too hot on the spalted panels, but she may have to live with them. Final version turned out to be quite massive having to add to height and width to accomodate larger TV than original Woodsmith plans. Bring o...
In the beginning, there was a workshop. It was very cold. Especially in the winter. It was also messy. The owner had not mounted anything permanently, on the walls, because he hoped that, some day, he would be able to add insulation and wall covering and provide a place for the efficient warming of this desolate space. Ok, enough of that. In case you didn’t read the title or deduce from my workshop page that I’m talking about my shop, it’s me. Honestly, I had p...
Courtesy of Fine Woodworking dot com – http://finewoodworking.taunton.com/item/9367/threat-to-american-walnut Black walnut trees in the U.S. are facing a serious threat called thousand cankers disease, according to Colorado State University researchers. This recently recognized problem has already devastated black walnut trees west of the Rocky Mountains over the past 10-15 years. The disease is caused by a newly discovered fungus that is carried to trees by the walnut twig beetle...
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